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Thursday 30th April 2020. We chat Tech with Dr Computer (Alex Neuman)

April 30, 2020

Dr Computer (Alex Neuman)



Always good when Dr Computer (Alex Neuman) can spare some time to talk. He joins me at 8:25 This morning and we cover many topics, mainly to do with how the experience of working from home has changed things not just for now but how it is likely to continue changing the way we work after the Coronavirus issue is finished.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) presented their Wednesday report, the new balance with the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Panama, which increased to 178, after two more deaths were reported.Health authorities also reported 178 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the number of infected throughout the country is 6,378.

Starting at 8:00 am today the first phase of the so-called $ 80 ‘digital voucher’ comes into effect through the personal identity card, as part of the Panama Solidarity program. reported President Laurentino Cortizo .

Several streets and avenues of the capital as well as in Panama West and Colón woke up blocked on Wednesday by dozens of people who demanded that the government deliver the solidarity bond and bags of food, due to the coronavirus.

A cruise ship remains anchored in the Balboa area, in the Bay of Panama, where it is supplied with fuel, water and other supplies. The ship has no passengers on board and there is also no report of people with symptoms of colds or Covid-19 among its crew, said a source from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), consulted by La Prensa.

Copa Airlines has proposed what is known as a reduction in the payment of guaranteed working hours to a percentage of its workers to avoid the temporary suspension of their contracts.

The Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) called union and business organizations to a “tripartite dialogue table for the economy and the development of labor relations”, starting next Friday, May 1.

Standard & Poor’s maintained the investment grade in Panama at BBB + according to the international risk rating company, the measures and quick responses that the National Government executes will help stabilize the economy regarding the needs associated with the COVID-19 impacts.

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